Find New Confidence with Breast Revision

If you would like to improve upon a previous breast augmentation or lift, a breast revision may be the perfect procedure for you.

Serving women in the greater Milwaukee and Madison areas, our surgical team can correct any issues that have developed over time or from life events like having children or experiencing major weight fluctuations. Other women choose this procedure to change the type of their implant or the size and shape of their breast implants. Breast revision can also alleviate medical concerns relating to capusular contracture pains, implant rupture or implant migration.

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Type of Procedure Surgical
Recover Time 5-7 days
Procedure Time 1-2 hours
Recovery Information Out-patient, avoid rigorous exercise for 2 weeks

Client Testimonials

"I had an augmentation revision with Dr. Butz about 7 weeks ago now and the whole experience has been great. I am loving my results! The team at the surgery center was very kind and helpful. Dr. Butz is always available, even to just answer a simple question."

"My recovery has been very smooth and quicker than expected. It was a revision so recovery wasn’t as much as the original augmentation."

"I would highly recommend Dr. Butz... I had my original breast augmentation in 2011. I was in my early 20’s so the surgeon recommended saline implants. I was maybe a 34B before and then a 34DD after. My first augmentation was with Mentor 375cc saline implants overfilled to 400cc places under the muscle. Following the augmentation, I had a child who I breastfed for a year. Naturally with all of the fluctuations in size, I developed some breast ptosis and my tissue thinned out. The rippling of the ridges of the implant were visible in my cleavage and I wasn’t happy with the size or feeling anymore. So Dr. Butz placed 605cc Natrelle Soft Touch under the muscle. He also did some adjustments to the pockets. Now that I am 7 weeks out, I am able to think about bras and have noticed that the 205cc increase has increased the cup size to a 34DDD."

Learn more about breast revision

Why a breast revision

Breast revision surgery is a great way to further rejuvenate your appearance following an augmentation or correct any issues that have developed over time.

In some cases, a breast revision is used to treat breast cancer. Receiving the news that you have breast cancer can be shocking and scary. Breast cancer affects one in 8 women but fortunately there are good treatment options available.

The core aspect of breast revision for breast cancer involves removing mass or masses, which frequently leaves scars and breast deformities. There are several reconstruction options that can preserve the breast tissue in the setting of lumpectomy or restore breast contour if a mastectomy is required.  Breast reconstruction may require several stages spaces several months apart.

Our doctors have extensive experience and training with oncologic breast reconstruction, implant based reconstruction and free tissue or microsurgical breast reconstruction. The primary goal is to ensure you eradicate the cancer and then secondarily we can restore your breast contour and feminine form.

The breast revision procedure

Before undergoing breast revision surgery, you will consult with our very own Dr. Daniel Butz,  a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience with breast-related treatments and procedures. They will take as much time as needed to do a full examination of your breasts in order to determine the best revision process for your unique situation.

During your breast revision surgery, our doctors will closely follow your unique revision plan. Your new breast revision will allow you to regain and maintain the youthful look you have always wanted.

Preparing for your Procedure

As with any procedure, you should stop any medication or supplements that are not essential for 10-14 days prior to decrease your risk of bleeding complications. Please refer to your list of medications to avoid and always check with your doctor prior to stopping medications.


Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction is used when a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy is indicated. By coordinating with your breast surgeon, we can work together to rearrange your remaining breast tissue to prevent post-lumpectomy deformity and preserve your breast contour. Sometimes we can lift and enhance the breast at the same time and a contralateral lift or reduction can be performed to restore symmetry.

Implant Based Breast Reconstruction is one of the most common techniques utilized after mastectomy to restore breast contour. Our doctors have been trained in the latest advances in direct to implant or single stage breast reconstruction and 2 staged reconstruction using tissue expanders.

Free Tissue Transfer or Microsurgical Techniques are the most technically demanding procedure but replace the breast tissue with a patient’s own tissue. This has several long-term advantages because you are using your own tissue and eliminate the risk of issues with implant failure, infection and contractions. The most common flaps used are from the patient’s abdomen, the DIEP or TRAM flaps, inner thigh or back.

Nipple Reconstruction is the last stage of the breast reconstruction and can be performed under local anesthesia in the office or with other procedures in an outpatient center.

Breast Revision Recovery

Recovery time following a breast revision surgery depends on the extent of the procedure. Most patients cover from a breast revision surgery in a week.

Postoperative Planning

The procedure location depends on the procedure being perform. The mastopexy and first stage of reconstruction is an inpatient procedure but the subsequent stages can be performed as an outpatient. A dressing will be in place when you wake up and this will be removed by our doctors the following day in clinic. You will then be placed in a soft bra. You should avoid underwire bras for at least 4 weeks. You may have some numbness and hypersensitivity of the breast. This is normal and will improve with time.  You should avoid rigorous exercise for at least 2 weeks but we encourage you to be up and walking several times throughout the day.

How much does a breast revision cost

Start your Quintessa story with a one-on-one consultation today and learn exactly how much a breast revision will cost for your unique procedure.

We would love to help you get started! Our licensed expert medical providers are happy to answer any questions that

Breast Augmentation FAQ's

What can I do to help recover?

If you start to experience swelling, you should rest, ice, and keep your breasts elevated. Using two or three pillows the first couple of nights after surgery can help relieve swelling on the upper breast. For more advice, read our blog

"7 Breast Augmentation Recovery Tips."

Can I still enjoy laser skin resurfacing, or will pulsed light damage the silicone implants?

No, intense pulsed light treatments on the skin should not be able to damage silicone breast implants. That being said, there are risks if the implant was directly under the skin (like those who have had a complete mastectomy with silicone implant reconstruction, with extraordinarily thin subcutaneous fat volume).

You can read more on our blog.

What different types of breast surgery are there?

There are many types of cosmetic surgery performed on breasts: breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift and breast revision. Each surgery offers a different kind of solution for a woman who wants to achieve her ideal look -- but all procedures have natural-looking outcomes.

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